Aylestone Health Centre

Measles

Measles symptoms to be aware of include:

  • high fever
  • sore, red, watery eyes
  • coughing
  • aching and feeling generally unwell
  • a blotchy red brown rash, which usually appears after the initial symptoms.

Anyone with symptoms that could be measles is advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice, rather than visiting the surgery or A&E. This is because measles spreads very quickly and easily and so it is important to try and prevent the illness spreading further.

People who have symptoms should also especially try to stay away from areas where you could come into contact with vulnerable people such as schools, nurseries or care homes.

The free MMR vaccine is a safe and effective way of protecting against measles, as well as mumps and rubella.

For more information about measles, see the nhs.uk website here.

The leaflet is available in EnglishDariFarsiPashtoPolishRomanian. and Ukrainian.

The poster is available in ArabicCzechEnglishSpanish and Romanian.

MMR vaccine – Asian languages

MMR vaccine – audio card – English

MMR vaccine – audio card – Portuguese

MMR vaccine – audio card – Hindi

MMR vaccine – audio card – Urdu

MMR vaccine – audio card – Gujarati